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#47 of 135 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:28 am)
Well, I think I may have figured out the source of the wind noise - when I was barbecuing dinner! While outside, the wind was blowing quite a bit and I heard the "humming or buzzing" noise that I had heard while previously driving.
As it turns out, it appears to be coming from the roof (luggage) rack. As the winds swirled around, the sound would increase and decrease accordingly. For now, this mystery has been solved!
Thanks again for you insight!
#48 of 135 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [bri_bro]
Apr 29, 2009 (11:20 am)
That's great! Let us know if you come up with a remedy to eliminate the noise.
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#49 of 135 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 29, 2009 (12:34 pm)
Sometimes crossbars get installed backwards so you may want to try swapping them around.
#50 of 135 Re: NOT HAPPY WITH OUR 2005 AWD-V6 VUE AND SERVICE AT SATURN LOCATION [vue2005awdv6]
May 26, 2009 (7:24 am)
I have also had a number of problems with sevice at my local Saturn dealership. "New knid of car company" What crap!
I have been getting excellent service for my 2005 FWD Vue at a Chevrolet dealership. After all, the Equinox and Vue are almost identical.
Give it a try, you might be surprised.
#51 of 135 Control Arm Bushings
May 26, 2009 (7:27 am)
After repalcing the strut plate to cure a creaking noise when making left turns, my dealer now tells me that did not fix the problem and that the Control Arm needs to be replaced. (2005 FWD Vue) and wants $377 for just the part. I have read procedures about replacing control arm bushings. Can anyone tell me why the entire control arm has to be replaced?
#52 of 135 Re: Control Arm Bushings [greyboat]
May 30, 2009 (6:19 am)
You should check your swaybar links as they have been known to make creaks when you turn the wheel - the parts are cheap and you can do it yourself if you're comfortable working on it.
The links attach the swaybar to the strut. If you look there you'll see them. Grab one in the middle and turn it left and right. It should pivot freely. If its bad, you might even hear the creak that you describe. There's one on each side and they're approx 1 foot long and standing straight up when you look at them.
You can get the part with a warranty at Autozone for about $ 40.00 and replacement is 2 bolts and about 30 minutes if you're working slowly. If you need more info, post back and I'll find a picture.
#53 of 135 Help! Noise after starting VUE
Oct 05, 2009 (9:37 am)
I have realized this since several weeks ago on my 2008 V4 VUE with barely 10K miles on it. Every time I started my VUE and switch it to Drive and gave it a little gas. After several second driving when the gear changed for the first time, then after about 1 second of that, I could hear a click noise from underneath the car. Nothing was felt, but the click noise could definitely be noticed. After that, everything would be fine until the next time I started my car. It seems like ONLY happened every time the car was started. After starting, it won't happen again even I switched from D to P and switched it back, et al.
Anybody had the same issue? Any suggestions? Is this the Solenoid self checking sound? Thanks!
#54 of 135 Re: Help! Noise after starting VUE [cryogenics]
Oct 06, 2009 (4:59 am)
Sure sounds like the ABS self check.
#55 of 135 Re: Help! Noise after starting VUE [bdyment]
Oct 06, 2009 (9:37 am)
Thanks! When did this ABS self check usually happen? Each time the car was started? Also, why the noise happened after the gear switched for the first time?
#56 of 135 Re: Noises [kthec]
Nov 23, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Kthec, my Vue is making that same vibration noise that you discribed? I sounded like a rough road and would only last 5 to 8 seconds. What did the dealer find as the cause of the noise?